Oakland News for June 30th 2013

Oakland County property values finally bottom out
A new look at property tax assessments indicates years of declining values in Oakland County may be bottoming out. With summer property tax bills going out at the end of June and in early July, property values across the county are up an average of 1 More…

Oakland police seek suspects in 2 killings
Oakland police are investigating two killings that happened Thursday on the east side of the city, but officials said the death of a third man that day was not a homicide. William Ward, 19, of Oakland was slain in a drive-by shooting on the 8300 block More…

Poole: Oakland A's ace Bartolo Colon has look of an All-Star
OAKLAND — Bartolo Colon is baseball's serene Buddha, 270 pounds of vast waistline and sly wisdom, a silent sage with a wink and a smile. On the fifth day, he strolls to the mound and becomes a practically perfect pitching machine. How does he do it? More…

Advice pays off nicely for Moss, Oakland – The Sacramento Bee
Jeff Larish barely rates a footnote in A's history. The infielder played 24 games for Oakland in 2010, hit .175 with a couple of homers and was granted free More…

Oakland residents deserve better from their elected officials (Community Voices)
As my son and I were walking home from his Glenview District elementary school, I noticed two men sprinting toward us, one pulling his hood over his head. I realized we were about to be robbed, right outside our front gate. I shielded my son as the man More…

Cardinals lose 6 – 1 to A's , fall out of 1st place
Oakland Athletics' Josh Reddick follows through on an RBI double off St. Louis Cardinals' Shelby Miller in the second inning of a baseball game Friday, June 28, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. BEN MARGOT — AP Photo. Story Photos: Cardinals Athletics Baseball. More…

Why was Jim Harbaugh so angry at the Oakland Athletics game
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was in attendance Friday night to watch the Oakland Athletics beat the the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-1, but Jim More…

Oakland Athletics Vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 6/29/13 Tyrone's Free MLB Baseball
Oakland came out with a purpose striking in four runs during the bottom of the second on Josh Donaldson's single, Josh Reddick's double, Seth Smith's single and Jed Lowrie's double. Stephen Voght's home run during the fourth upped the A's ahead 6-0. More…

Oakland: Four shot in four hours
All the victims are Oakland residents, male, and range in age from 16 to 28. The most recent happened about 1:48 a.m. Saturday when someone was shot in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue. The victim was able to get to a hospital on his own and was in More…

Citywise: Oakland moves closer to joining regional public safety radio system
Oakland is moving toward scrapping the city's much-criticized public safety radio system in favor of a newer radio network run by nearly every city and police jurisdiction in the East Bay. Next month, council members will vote on whether to approve More…

OAKLAND — The A's have gotten used to seeing Jarrod Parker get better and
OAKLAND — The A's have gotten used to seeing Jarrod Parker get better and better. Saturday was, by all accounts, Parker's best yet, this from a pitcher who had gone 5-1 with a 2.59 ERA in his last nine games. But a hamstring injury forced him out of More…

Oakland A's: Catcher John Jaso still missing from lineup
OAKLAND — The A's had hoped that John Jaso would be able to catch Saturday, but for the seventh consecutive game he was held out of Saturday's lineup because of an abrasion on his left hand. Stephen Vogt had caught the last three games, but with a More…

The Oakland Athletics: Not just an excuse to say "Moneyball" over
The Oakland Athletics' new market efficiency: Low-OBP sluggers, oddly enough.
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Oakland: Four shot in four hours in East Oakland
OAKLAND – Four people were shot within four hours late Friday and early Saturday in East Oakland, police said. None of the wounds were life threatening. No arrests were made in any of the cases and no motives were released. Police were trying to More…

Oakland: Sideshow shooting among four shootings in four hours in East Oakland
OAKLAND — Four people were shot within four hours late Friday and early Saturday in East Oakland, including a man at a sideshow and a teen shot after he was possibly mistaken as a gangmember, police said. None of the wounds were life threatening and More…

Tense BART negotiations resume with strike looming
BART station agent Mark Madrigal helps a customer at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 28, 2013. Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice that they plan to go on strike if they don't reach a new More…

Oakland Raiders: Predicting Their 2013 Defensive Depth Chart
Oct 21, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston (99) flexes after making a tackle as safety Tyvon Branch (33) watches during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image More…

A's lose Jarrod Parker, then lose to Cardinals
Parker had some of his best stuff all season when he fell to the ground and grabbed his right hamstring in the fourth inning on an unusually hot Bay Area afternoon, forced into an early exit in Oakland's 7-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday. Parker More…

Oakland Animal Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary
VALLEJO, CA, June 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Since 1963, Oakland Animal Hospital has grown from a single veterinary practice and a small staff to three Oakland, Wayne and Franklin Lakes, NJ veterinarians, 7 veterinarian technicians, and 9 support More…

Oakland: Sideshow shooting among four shootings in four hours in East Oakland
The most recent shooting happened at about 1:48 a.m. Saturday when an Oakland man was shot during a sideshow in a hardware store parking lot in the 4000 block of Alameda Avenue. The 27-year-old was standing outside his car watching the spectacle More…

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